Category: ’Gentle/Positive Discipline’

A third of parents spank their babies

March 20th, 2014 by Dionna - 3 Comments

When parents are presented with information on how harmful spanking is, and when they are educated about alternatives, they will spank less. Let’s empower the next generation of parents and children to understand that no form of hitting is acceptable.

Little Children Are the Most Harmed by the Stress of Spanking

March 19th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Being hit by parents is a very stressful experience. Our mythology is that kids take it in their stride, and they do. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t stressful. Moreover, it’s not only a stressful experience, it’s a chronic stress. It starts, for a third of American kids in infancy, and the average age of cessation is age 12. So it goes on for 12 years. There is a chronic stress for 12 years, and that affects the brain.

Parenting a Stranger’s Child

January 9th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Have you ever parented a stranger’s child? Today Birute of AttachfromScratch shares her story of positively parenting a child at the playground.

Getting Back Into My Positive Parenting Groove

December 5th, 2013 by Dionna - 3 Comments

Just when I think I’ve got this gentle discipline thing down, my kiddos go and hit a new developmental stage. Or I have too much on my plate and get stressed. Or we get sick. Sometimes parenting feels like it’s two steps forward, and one step back. When I feel like I’m losing my positive parenting momentum, here are a few things that can get me back on track.

Parenting Do-Overs: Giving Ourselves a Second Chance to Connect

August 29th, 2013 by Dionna - 1 Comment

In learning how to consistently respond to my children with respect and sensitivity, I’ve learned as much about how to work through my own emotions and needs as I have about parenting. And that can be true for anyone. “Parenting is a path of maturation and growth if we dare to learn more and teach less.”

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